Texas Tech University

Curriculum and Instruction - Masters of Education

The Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction allows students to seek an advanced degree in a variety of concentrations. The program focuses on curricular issues as a field of inquiry and develops strengths in the areas of understanding and addressing the complex and multiple questions that influence curriculum theory, design, development, delivery, assessment and evaluation.

C&I Master's Program Handbook

Degrees Offered

Masters (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction

Students have the option of selecting a concentration in one of the following areas:

  • General M.Ed. in C&I
    • Graduates in this option will work toward becoming an education generalist, an action researcher, and/or an education specialist in the area of their choice. Students will acquire a wide range of knowledge and skills in different theories, educational foundations, research methodologies, blended and personalized learning, or a specific content area of interest. Students will work closely with their advisor to choose courses that meet their individual needs and interests as articulated by the student.
  • General M.Ed. for Dual Credit Credential in Math
    • Graduates in this option will aim to be credentialed to teach dual-credit courses in high school in Math. Graduates of this program will have 18 hours of "core C&I" work, and an additional 18 hours taken from the Mathematics & Statistics Department. Students will work closely with their advisor to choose courses that meet the needs of the student.
  • Curriculum Studies/Teacher Education (CSTE)
  • Language and Literacy Education
  • STEM Education
  • Blended Learning/Personalized Learning
  • Bilingual Education and English as a Second Language (ESL)

Modes of Delivery

Non cohort distance education: This is for students who are interested in a flexible and individualized schedule. The students are able to take the courses at their own pace. All courses are delivered online.

On campus students: This is for students who wish to have their courses delivered face-to-face but can also take the occasional online course.

Career Opportunities With This Degree

A Master's in Curriculum and Instruction may prepare you to work as a teacher, trainer, or education researcher. The degree can also lead to work in academia, government and business.

Application Materials

College Transcripts – Unofficial transcripts can be uploaded to the Graduate School application. Information on submitting official transcripts will be provided to you by the Graduate School. Grade reports or unofficial transcripts from university web portals will not be accepted. Please redact the Social Security Number anywhere it appears on your transcript. If documents are written in a language other than English, a copy of a complete and official English translation must be provided with the original language records.

  • Due to the ongoing situation surrounding COVID-19, the Graduate School has temporarily changed its admission requirements regarding test scores. The GRE may optionally be submitted by applicants for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 academic years. International applicants may use certain alternate exams in place of the TOEFL. Please visit the Graduate Admissions COVID-19 FAQ page for more information.

Required Supplemental Application Materials

Resume, Two Professional Recommendations, Applicant Statement, Writing Sample. Download a comprehensive list of requirements.

Application Process

Please visit the Graduate Application Process for more information on how to apply.

Semester in which the concentration can be started

We are currently accepting applications for all semesters (Spring/Summer/Fall) on a rolling basis.

Application deadlines:

  • November 15th for the Spring semester
  • April 15th for the Summer semesters
  • July 15th for the Fall semester

Required Hours to Completion

The master's degree consists of 36 hours of coursework.

Download the Degree Plan

Allowable Transfer Hours

6 hours maximum. Graduate School rules regarding transfer hours apply.

Financial Aid

Scholarships and assistantships for doctoral students are available through the Office of Graduate Education and Research in the College of Education.

Tuition & Fees

Use the Student Business Services Tuition Estimator to estimate your costs.


Brandi StephensAcademic AdvisorOffice of Graduate Admissions & Enrollmentbrandi.stephens@ttu.edu 806-834-4554

Fast Facts

  • Delivery: Online or on-campus
  • Hours to Completion: 36
  • Now accepting applications for: All Semesters
  • Maximum Transfer Hours: 6
  • Option to select one of seven concentration areas